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Tom Blunt joined RBST in 2014 to cover the Midlands and South East. He also farms Red Polls and various sheep breeds with his family in Buckhinghamshire.
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In her 30+ years as an RBST member, Gail has been an active member of the East Anglia support group, standing as group Chairman for a number of years. On her farm on the Norfolk/Suffolk border she keeps Southdown and Devon Closewool sheep and Irish Moiled and Northern Dairy Shorthorn cattle, together with various poultry breeds. She is also the secretary of the Southdown Sheep Society.
Professor Tim Morris has extensive experience across veterinary medicine, commerce, professional and voluntary activities, communications, media and public affairs, coupled with a longstanding interest and involvement with native breeds of livestock, and keeps Southdown sheep. He is a non-executive on Defra’s Animal Health and Welfare Board for England and has been a Trustee/Chair of several charities and a Director of several companies.
Martin lives in Scotland and is the Chair of the Caledonian Support Group. He has a small farm in Angus with Large Black and Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs, British White Cattle, Portland Sheep and Golden Guernsey Goats. Part of the BPA’s Pedigree Pork scheme, Pork products are sold at markets and online. Having worked in a number of industries, he brings many years experience in sales and marketing to the board.
Richard was programme leader at Liverpool John Moores University for both the Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Sciences degrees. He is particularly interested in using rare and native breeds for conservation grazing and keeps Hebridean and Manx Loaghtan sheep and a small flock of Scots Greys. Richard chairs the RBST Conservation Committee and is on the government's FAnGR committee.
Richard joined RBST in 2011 and covers Wales, Northern Ireland and the South West. He lives in Pembrokeshire where he farms Jacob and Manx Loaghtan sheep.
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Ruth has worked for the RBST as the Northern Field Officer since 2010. She and her partner graze Shetland cattle and Whitefaced Woodland sheep in South Cumbria and also keep rare breed ponies and poultry. The cattle, sheep and ponies all carry out conservation grazing duties for local landowners and Ruth has a strong interest in using native breeds for sustainable food production and sympathetic land management.
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Elizabeth joined the team in July 2017 and manages all aspects of RBST's communications.
Rachel joined RBST in 2016 to work on the Membership and Accounts. She has previously worked for the British Blonde and Shorthorn Cattle Societies.
Hannah joined RBST in 2008 and is currently responsible for coordinating some of RBSTs conservation projects, looking after our volunteer support groups and organising RBSTs national shows.
Sarah has been part of the RBST team since May 2011, currently she is responsible for Trust and Legacy fundraising and RBST's branding.
Hilary has a background in administration and joined RBST in 2010 as a part-time member of staff dealing with the many and varied enquiries received daily. When not working, she spends time with her horses and dog.
Sandra has worked with a number of rare and native breeds, keeping Wensleydale sheep and Highland and Exmoor ponies in the past. She is very involved in projects to support and maintain native breeds of ponies and represents RBST on the National Equine Welfare Council.
Dameon has been a member of RBST for over 10 years and soon joined the RBST East Anglia committee of which he is in his second term as vice-chair. Living in Norfolk, Dameon keeps Norfolk Horns and Herdwick sheep and is very keen and on keeping some Whitebred Shorthorns someday. Dameon says ‘I have a huge passion for the heritage breeds and how they work alongside modern farming systems, becoming a board member gives me the opportunity to take part in RBST’s decision making and to help promote the benefits of farming with native and rare breeds.
Living in London and having no family links did not deter Tom from pursuing a career in Land based Management and becoming a great advocate of rare and native breeds. Tom started volunteering at his local city farm at the age of 8 and his passion for rare and native has grown ever since. Currently teaching animal management at Capel Manor College’s Crystal Palace Centre he has also been Farm Manager at Mudchute Park and Farm and at Vauxhall City Farm.